America’s top gumshoes are on the case to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.
Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered?
Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.
In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.
The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.
Investigating a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections.
The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.
Eduardo investigates the story behind a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl".
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.
Wes searches for the family of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier.
Was this picture frame crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither?
We investigate WWII era patches with an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb.
Country star Clint Black is floored by what he learns about his book of wanted posters.